Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle cramps?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 129,745 people who take Lipitor. Among them, 766 have Muscle cramps. See who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,452 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,356 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 776 people (0.63%) have Muscle Cramps.
Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||5.65%||19.35%||16.94%||16.94%||28.23%||8.87%||4.03% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :
|Muscle cramps||59.49%||40.51% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.16%||0.00%||0.00%||4.75%||12.03%||20.89%||62.18% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||4.00%||48.00%||44.00%||4.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||14.29%||0.00%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (91 people, 11.73%)
- Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.19%)
- Ill-defined disorder (43 people, 5.54%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 4.38%)
- Hypertension (34 people, 4.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (103 people, 13.27%)
- Norvasc (64 people, 8.25%)
- Prilosec (59 people, 7.60%)
- Forteo (58 people, 7.47%)
- Atenolol (55 people, 7.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 months ago):
muscle cramps became severe with the use of astorvastatin
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During past year, increasing frequency in lower leg muscles. Ibupropen seems to help.
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whatever drug i take i end up with muscle aches/cramps, this time i have bone pain but i injured my shoulder( ice skating) about a year ago pain is in the same place. x-ray and ultra-sound find no injury.
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